At O’Donnell Vein & Laser in Annapolis, MD, many of our clients come in concerned about the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their face, neck, or chest. Others are concerned with medical conditions, such as excessive underarm sweating and chronic migraines. Dysport is right for them. But are you a good candidate for this FDA-approved treatment?
17 Signs You Are a Good Candidate for Dysport
1. You Are Between the Ages of 18 and 64
If you are between the ages of 18 and 64, there is an excellent chance you are a good candidate for Dysport. Typically, this neuromodulator is used to treat medical conditions such as chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, TMJ, or excessive urination in younger people.
Between the ages of 30 and 64, most of our clients turn to this neuromodulator for the treatment of fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and deep folds. At the age of 30, your body starts to produce collagen and elastin at a reduced rate. Unfortunately, your body’s production rate of these essential proteins and fibers continues to slow for the rest of your life.
2. You Aren’t Ready for an Invasive Medical Procedure
If you aren’t ready for an invasive medical procedure to reverse the signs of aging on your face, neck, or hands, you are an excellent candidate for Dysport. This non-invasive treatment takes only minutes to complete, and the results of treatment last anywhere from four to six months on average.
This is in stark contrast to procedures such as a facelift or neck lift. The results of these procedures usually last between five and 15 years, depending on several factors. However, the procedures themselves take two to four hours, and it can take up to six months to see the final results.
3. You Aren’t Interested in Downtime
Another strong sign you are a good candidate for an anti-aging neuromodulator treatment is you don’t have time for downtime. If you undergo a neck lift, facelift or both, you’re looking at months of downtime. At the very least, you’re looking at no fewer than one or two weeks off of work while you recover.
With this neuromodulator treatment, there is absolutely no downtime whatsoever. Simply come in for your treatment and go back to work like you never had any work done. You can even apply makeup immediately after treatment.
4. You’re Allergic to Anesthesia
Yet another sign you are a good candidate for an anti-aging neuromodulator treatment is that you are allergic to general anesthesia. Invasive medical procedures must be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. If you are allergic to anesthesia or not healthy enough to be put under general anesthesia or sedation, you’re the ideal candidate for this treatment.
5. You Can Follow Pre-Treatment Instructions
While this treatment is non-invasive and there is little in the way of pre-treatment requirements, the best candidates for this treatment are able and willing to follow pre-treatment instructions. For five to seven days before your treatment, you should stop taking medications and supplements that can thin the blood.
For two to three days before treatment, you should stop using any anti-aging products containing retinol, retinoids, Retin-A, AHA, or glycolic acid. You should also stop waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or otherwise removing hair from the treatment region. Stop drinking 24 hours before treatment.
6. You Can Follow Instructions on the Day of Treatment
On the day of treatment, do not apply skincare products to the treatment site, such as lotion or makeup. The treatment site is sanitized before treatment. You are free to apply makeup as soon as your treatment is finished. Let us know before your appointment if you want us to apply a topical numbing agent before treatment.
7. You Can Follow Aftercare Instructions
Exercise the muscles around the treatment site after your treatment session. For instance, if smile lines, frown lines or marionette lines were treated, raise and lower your eyebrows, smile, and frown. If you were treated for TMJ, clench your jaw. This helps to work the treatment into the muscles. Do not lie down within the first three hours of treatment.
Do not perform yoga or spend an excessive amount of time bending over in the 24 hours following your treatment. Wear at least an SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen. Take acetaminophen rather than NSAIDs. Avoid “rubbing in” the neuromodulator. If you must wear makeup or other skincare products within 72 hours of treatment, apply them gently.
8. You Aren’t Pregnant or Nursing
While the FDA has approved this treatment for safety and efficacy, no research has been conducted on women who were pregnant or nursing. Therefore, no conclusions may be drawn regarding the safety and/or efficacy of this treatment as it pertains to women who are pregnant or nursing.
If you are pregnant or nursing, wait until you are confident you are done nursing before you consider this treatment. Let us know during your initial consultation if you think you may be pregnant.
9. You’re Ready to Lose Your Worries
Are you worried about what your worry lines make other people think about you? Are you ready to let go of your worries and your worry lines? If so, you are a good candidate for this neuromodulator treatment.
Even better, by relaxing your forehead muscles, this anti-aging treatment prevents worry lines from occurring in the future. You may be able to let go of your worries and worry lines for good.
10. You’re Ready to Fade Frown Lines Fast
You are a good candidate for this treatment if you have a major event coming up quickly and you need to fade your frown lines just as quickly. If you have a critical business meeting, party or another event happening in the next 72 hours, a facelift won’t help you at all.
Because of extensive swelling, you won’t see the results for several weeks or months. Contrastingly, over a third of our clients see the results of this revolutionary anti-aging treatment within 72 hours of receiving the injections.
11. You’re Concerned About a Single Line
If you just turned 30 and notice a single “crow’s foot,” you are a good candidate for this treatment. A single fine line or wrinkle indicates that the collagen and elastin in that region of your face are starting to break down with no new, healthy proteins and fibers replacing the old. Prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles by acting quickly with a neuromodulator injection.
12. You Suffer From Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating. This condition most commonly affects the underarms. However, it may also affect the hands, feet, and pubic region. Sweating often occurs in conditions that are neither hot nor humid.
If you have an important business meeting and you need to shake hands with a superior or potential client, you may be even more anxious at the prospect of sweaty palms in an air-conditioned room. With this life-changing neuromodulator treatment, you only have to worry about nailing your pitch or presentation.
13. You Can’t Afford a Brow Lift
People have said for millennia that the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, your eyes may look tired, angry, disinterested or unintelligent if you have droopy eyelids and sagging eyebrows.
With this neuromodulator treatment, you can look bright, young, happy, interested, intelligent, friendly and approachable for up to two years with no downtime or recovery. The best part is you can nearly instantly shave years off your face for a fraction of the cost of a brow lift. And you don’t need to meet strict health requirements!
14. You Suffer From Chronic Migraines
If you suffer from headaches on at least 15 days per month and migraine headaches at least eight times per month for three months, you suffer from chronic migraines. This powerful neuromodulator treatment is FDA-approved to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches in adults 18 and older with regular headaches lasting four hours or longer per day.
When administered into proven sites around your head and neck, you can even prevent migraines before they start. Most clients start with two treatments spread 12 weeks apart. It can take up to four weeks to experience relief. However, once you start benefitting, the results can last between three and six months. It prevents, on average, eight to nine migraines per month.
15. You Suffer From Cervical Dystonia
Cervical dystonia is a debilitating condition characterized by chronic pain due to uncontrollable neck spasms and abnormal head positions. This neuromodulator treatment is administered into proven locations in the neck and shoulders depending on the type of cervical dystonia you have.
Like treatment for chronic migraines, you are a good candidate for this treatment if you are 18 or older and wish to enjoy three to six months of pain and muscle spasm relief. Improvement begins anywhere from one to 14 days after treatment and maximum benefits are felt between two and six weeks after treatment.
16. You Suffer From Uncontrollable Eyelid Spasms
Uncontrollable eyelid spasms affect every facet of your life. From your ability to drive safely to your ability to enjoy a book, no aspect of your life is unaffected. If your eyelids spasm uncontrollably, you are a good candidate for this neuromodulator treatment. Treatment is quick, painless and takes only minutes.
Uncontrollable eyelid spasms, also known as blepharospasm, don’t start with the inability to open the eyelids, stop muscle spasms, or stop blinking. It starts with ocular pain, soreness around the eyes, increased blinking, light sensitivity and dry or watering eyes. If you think you may have blepharospasm, come in for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
17. Botox Doesn’t Work for You
Botox starts off as a great neuromodulator. However, with time, your body develops an immunity to the neurotoxin just like it does with other toxins and foreign chemicals. Therefore, treatment becomes less effective and people need much higher doses to receive the same results. These results don’t last as long as they used to last.
For some people, the increased frequency and dosage required for treatment is prohibitively expensive. If you want to get the biggest bang for your buck while treating lines, wrinkles, folds or medical conditions caused by hyperactive muscles, you are the perfect candidate for this treatment.
Discover How to Put a Fresh Face Forward Today
Are you excited about the opportunity to put your best face forward? Are you not ready for an invasive anti-aging procedure yet? Are you between the ages of 30 and 64? If so, Dysport can change your life for the better. To determine if you are a good candidate, contact us today at O’Donnell Vein & Laser in Annapolis, MD to schedule your initial consultation.